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SourceLocation & Occupation
Other FormsFormsBrueggemann, Brueggeman, Bruckman
Meaning & History
German (Brückner): from Middle Low German brugge, Middle High German brugge, brücke, brügge ‘bridge’ + the agent suffix -ner, hence a topographic name for someone living by a bridge, an occupational name for a bridge toll collector, or in the southeast (Silesia for example) a bridge keeper or repairer.
Brücke also meant ‘plank road’ or ‘paved road’, and the Middle Low German forms brügger and brüggeman especially denoted a street paver (see Bruegger